Crystal Parikh is Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis and English at New York
University. She specializes in twentieth-century and contemporary American literature
and culture, with a focus on comparative race and ethnic studies, as well as ethical and
political theory, and gender and sexuality, diaspora, and postcolonial studies. In addition
to numerous essays and articles, Professor Parikh has published Writing Human
Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color (University of Minnesota Press,
2017), which was the recipient of the Association for Asian American Studies Award for
Outstanding Achievement in Humanities and Cultural Studies: Literature. She is also the
author of An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literature
and Culture (Fordham University Press, 2009), which was awarded the Modern
Language Association Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and
Chicano Literary Studies. She is the editor of the recently published The Cambridge
Companion to Human Rights and Literature (2019), and she co-edited with Daniel Y.
Kim, The Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literature (2015). Professor Parikh
is the Director of the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.